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Squib Fleet Rebuild at Howth Yacht Club Produces Eight for Autumn League

11th September 2018
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The HYC Taste of Racing programme will also be activated to compete in the Squib Class for the Autumn League The HYC Taste of Racing programme will also be activated to compete in the Squib Class for the Autumn League Photo: Afloat.ie

With eight Squibs already entered for the Howth Yacht Club’s KBC Bank sponsored Autumn League that starts this weekend, the potential for additional visitors from Dun Laoghaire will be attractive and will make for great racing for the six-week-long keelboat series. The future certainly looks bright for the class in Howth when you consider that apart from the already entered, there are two other Squibs in the local fleet that are currently out of action (Emer Harte with a hand injury and Fergus O’Kelly with a ‘boat’ injury).

Two further boats will be joining the fleet for next season.

The successful HYC Taste of Racing programme will also be activated to compete in the Squib Class for the Autumn League. The Squib is the ideal boat for new sailors to take the first step in helming/ boat ownership. This is a timely re-building of the Squib fleet in Howth, especially as the Squibs were the class that started the Autumn League when it was initiated in Howth in 1979.

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